How to track inventory levels in Shopify

If you are a beginner or wondering what is inventory and how to track your inventory then we will help you find out the answers.

Firstly, inventory is known as the quantity of a particular product which is available for sale. Inventory tracking would be a very important step to help you stay away from selling those items that are already out of stock or it may help you predict when you should order or make more of your products. More into details, you are able to set up inventory tracking, view your inventory, and edit, or configure your inventory counts in the Inventory area of Shopify. Please also kindly note that you can view the history of inventory adjustments for products and their variants whose inventory is currently being monitored by Shopify.

However, please keep reading our instructional writing on How to track inventory levels to know more deeply about this topic.

How to track inventory levels

How to set up inventory tracking

On Desktop

  • Step 1: From your Shopify Admin panel, please got o Products.

  • Step 2: Select the name of the product that you need to track.

  • Step 3: If that products has variants, then choose the variant that you want to track.

  • Step 4: Choose Shopify tracks this product’s quantity from the Inventory policy list in the Inventory section.

  • Step 5: Set the quantity.

  • Step 6: Tap Save.

On iPhone

  • Step 1: From your Shopify app, go to Products > All products.

  • Step 2: Select the product that you want to track.

  • Step 3: If that products has variants, then choose the variant that you want to track. Note that you have to set inventory tracking for every variant individually.

  • Step 4: Tap Inventory:

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  • Step 5: Enable Track quantity on the inventory screen.

  • Step 6: Enter the number of units that you have for that product or variant in Quantity.

  • Step 7: Choose the name of the item to return to its details screen.

  • Step 8: Click Save.

On Android

  • Step 1: From your Shopify app, go to Products > All products.

  • Step 2: Select the product that you want to track.

  • Step 3: If that products has variants, then choose the variant that you want to track. Note that you have to set inventory tracking for every variant individually.

  • Step 4: Tap Inventory:

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  • Step 5: Enable Track quantity on the inventory screen.

  • Step 6: Enter the number of units that you have for that product or variant in Quantity.

  • Step 7: Choose the name of the item to return to its details screen.

  • Step 8: Tap the check mark to save the item.

View your product inventory

Feel free to view the inventory counts for your product variants on the Inventory page.

Also, you are allowed to view product inventory on the Products page, which sould show a combined inventory count for all the available variants of every product.

How to adjust inventory levels

You are enabled to adjust the inventory count for product variants right on the Inventory page.

Please follow these steps below:

  • Step 1: From your Shopify Admin panel, go to Products > Inventory.

  • Step 2: Under Update quantity, change the inventory count:

    • To set a new total inventory count, choose Set and enter a number.
    • To edit the count, click Add and enter a number. You are able to use a negative number to subtract from the inventory.

Note that the new total is displayed under Quantity.

  • Step 3: Click Save.

View a product’s inventory history {#view-a-product’s-inventory-history}

In case you are using Shopify to track the inventory of a product, then you are capable of viewing the history of its inventory adjustments. If that product has variants, you can view the inventory history of every variant that is being monitored. But pleas note that you are not allowed to view the inventory history of all the available variants at the same time.

Additionally, you can view only the last 90 days of inventory distory for a variant or a product.

When viewing the inventory for a product or a variant, you will see some information about inventory adjustments:

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  • Date - the date of evey adjustment
  • Event - the event that caused the adjustment like a transfer or an order
  • Adjusted by - the staff member who made the adjustment
  • Adjustment - the quantity of the adjustment change, positive or negative
  • Quantity - the quantity of the inventory after the adjustment

On Desktop

  • Step 1:_ From your Shopify Admin panel, please go to Products.

  • Step 2:_ Choose the name of that product.

  • Step 3:_ If that product has variants, click Edit beside a variant.

  • Step 4:_ Tap View inventory history in the Inventory section.

On iPhone/Android

  • Step 1:_ From the Shopify App, go to Products > All products.

  • Step 2:_ Choose a product.

  • Step 3:_ If that product has variants, tap a variant.

  • Step 4:_ Click Inventory.

  • Step 5:_ Click View inventory history.

Conclusion

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